Vinny Tagliatela

I’m Vinny, AKA “Slice”. 2016 Appalachian Trail NOBO, 4/3 to 9/24. 2021 Pacific Crest Trail NOBO starting 4/11. Come join me for shenanigans and tomfoolery, won't you?

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A Whole New Ballgame (Days 49 to 56, Kennedy Meadows to Bishop)

A Whole New Ballgame (Days 49 to 56, Kennedy Meadows to Bishop)

Day 49 Start: Sherman Pass Road / Kennedy MeadowsEnd: Bushcamp near Olancha PeakPCT Miles Hikes Today: 20.0 Kennedy Meadows was

Jun 5, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
The Boy Who Blew Off The Mountain (Days 40 to 48, Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows)

The Boy Who Blew Off The Mountain (Days 40 to 48, Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows)

Day 40 Start: Hwy 58 / TehachapiEnd: Walker Pass / RidgecrestPCT Miles Hikes Today: 3.5 up, 3.5 down Well, we’re certainly starting

May 28, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Improvisation (Days 30 to 39, Wrightwood to Tehachapi)

Improvisation (Days 30 to 39, Wrightwood to Tehachapi)

Day 30 Start: Highway 2 / WrightwoodEnd: Bushcamp 3.5 miles south of Angeles Forest HighwayPCT Miles Hikes Today: 12.2 I was so happy

May 19, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Waking Up (Days 23 to 29, Big Bear to Wrightwood)

Waking Up (Days 23 to 29, Big Bear to Wrightwood)

Day 23 Start: Highway 18 / Big BearEnd: Holcomb CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 19.8 Big Bear was another awesome trail down - though

May 8, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Up and Down and In and Out (Days 17 to 22, Idyllwild to Big Bear)

Up and Down and In and Out (Days 17 to 22, Idyllwild to Big Bear)

Before moving on to this new section, I just need to say one more time how great Idyllwild was for a zero - seriously, top 3 trail towns

May 2, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
All Eyes on Idyllwild (Days 10 to 16, Warner Springs to Idyllwild)

All Eyes on Idyllwild (Days 10 to 16, Warner Springs to Idyllwild)

Day 10 Start: Bushcamp a half mile short of Warner SpringsEnd: Bushcamp along the ridge, 4 miles past Lost Valley Road turnoffPCT Miles

Apr 26, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Injury Roulette (Days 5 to 9, Mt. Laguna to Warner Springs)

Injury Roulette (Days 5 to 9, Mt. Laguna to Warner Springs)

Day 5 Start: Mt LagunaFinish: Bushcamp on ridge a few miles short of Sunrise Trailhead PCT Miles Hiked Today: 14.7 We had a good stay

Apr 24, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
We’re In This Together (Days 1 to 4, Campo to Mt Laguna)

We’re In This Together (Days 1 to 4, Campo to Mt Laguna)

Day 1 Start: Southern Terminus / Mexico BorderFinish: Bushcamp just before descent to Hauser CanyonPCT Miles Hiked Today: 11.4 Wow,

Apr 17, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Guess Who’s Back?

Guess Who’s Back?

Alright, we're back! This time, to hike the Pacific Crest Trail! It's been almost 4.5 years since my last blog post as I finished the Appalachian

Mar 31, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
A Dream Fulfilled (Day 175, Katahdin)

A Dream Fulfilled (Day 175, Katahdin)

Day 175 Start: Katahdin Stream Campground Finish: Katahdin - Baxter Peak AT Miles Hiked Today: 5.2 Overall AT Miles Hiked: 2,189.1 Miles To Go

Oct 4, 2016 : Vinny Tagliatela